Ben Keck

Ben Keck. Photo by Tom Ross.

Ben Keck is a director of Fieldwork, where he fulfils the business management role. Ben is also a strategy director of Assemble, a residential property developer focused on improving housing affordability, and a co-founder of Assemble Papers, a weekly online and bi-annual print publication about the culture of living closer together.

While at university, a one-year exchange in Berlin opened Ben’s eyes to the potential of well-designed cities which sparked his interest in small footprint living, a movement which he hopes to contribute towards and advance in Melbourne, where he lives with his partner Chelsea, his son Reuben and daughter Cecilia.

Ben Keck. Photo by Tom Ross.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.